Fabarm XLR5 Gryphon Limited Edition, a "hungry beast"

Fabarm XLR5 series is well known and appreciated by both hunters and sports shooters: its versatility and reliability made it possible to develop many specialized versions with different barrels, ribs, finishes, stocks, etc. New for 2019, the Italian manufacturer is now offering a “limited edition” of the XLR5 Gryphon 12 gauge sporting shotgun. What makes this gun stand out is the unique TrueTimber Viper camo stock finish, coupled to a sleek black frame and blue anodized elements.

Fabarm XLR5 Gryphon Limited Edition: ballistic performance

Fabarm describes its creature as a “beast hungry for targets”. At the XLR5 Gryphon’s core is the technology that made Fabarm shotguns famous. Namely, the lightening fast Pulse Piston gas system. Being calibrated for only 2 ¾” target loads, it allows the XLR5 to cycle the lightest loads while providing exceedingly low recoil. 

Fabarm XLR5 Gryphon Limited Edition right side
The XLR5 Gryphon is available with a 30” / 76 cm or 32” / 81 cm barrel.

Other important features include the proven Tribore HP barrel in combination with the Exis HP choke tubes to provide the ultimate in ballistic performance. In particular, the Tribore barrel, developed some years ago by Fabarm, is based on physical principle of the Venturi effect. It features in fact three different sections: an over-bored area to reduce frictions and recoil, followed by a long conical area which reduces the bore diameter while increasing the pellets speed, and lastly the choke tubes with hyperbolic profile.

The frame of the Fabarm XLR5 Gryphon Limited Edition
The frame is black anodized with blue elements.

The striking synthetic sporting stock has the Fabarm shim system to adjust the stock to your dimensions, and a special soft touch finish provides the shooter with a more tactical feel. A rubberized comb provides the shooter with added comfort. The XLR5 Gryphon is available with a 30” / 76 cm or 32” / 81 cm barrel, with a 6 mm high rib.

Fabarm announced that only a small number will be produced: if interested, you should contact your authorized Fabarm dealer. MRSP in the US is 2195 USD (price may vary in other countries).

Fabarm XLR5 Gryphon: technical data

stainless steel piston, gas operated 
Barrel length:
30" / 76 cm or 32" / 81cm 
Stock finish: 
TrueTimber Viper Camouflage + Soft touch finish 
Average weight: 
7lbs 5oz 
Price (MSRP): 
2195 USD

For more information on the XLR5 Gryphon sporting shotgun, please visit Fabarm website.

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